Our differentiated approach:

bringing more than money to the table.

Timing is everything so when the time is right for you, we provide perspective, industry insights, benchmarking and meaningful business value to you and your portfolio companies through our global network, proprietary venture database and dedicated Portfolio Growth programs. We strive to build long-term relationships, founded on trust and instilled with the spirit of collaboration.

We believe persistence is key. That is why we have an evergreen fund structure. It enables us to provide you with long-term capital – through fund investments and direct co-investments for multiple fund cycles.

Sapphire By the Numbers

150+portfolio company exits in 3rd party funds since 2013

30+portfolio companies in 3rd party funds valued at $1B+

300+Global 2000 customer introductions annually

50+events annually for our portfolio and ecosystem

We believe your LPs should be a strategic asset.

Making Business Connections that Matter

Beyond capital and expertise, our dedicated Portfolio Growth team – made up of business development, marketing, event and talent professionals – cultivates deep connections across the Global 2000 companies to help our underlying portfolio.

All In: Re-imagining Our Role as an LP in Venture

What does it look like to be an LP fully committed to venture? We live by three core principles that guide our work today and influence how we look to continually evolve to best serve our venture fund managers.

Providing Industry Insights

We work with leading venture funds, that reach across sectors and geographies, giving us a broad perspective on trends, best practices and insights. We share those industry insights with our fund managers through our thought leadership.

Benchmarking & Analysis

Our extensive benchmarking database allows users to compare performance with Sapphire’s broader portfolio across:

  • Business model / Investment themes
  • Performance by entry series
  • Performance by round size
  • Median ownership by series
  • Follow-on graduation rates
  • TVPI progression

Open LP

OpenLP is an effort to help foster greater understanding in the entrepreneur-to-GP-to-LP tech ecosystem. It is intended to be a resource for the venture community to hear from a diverse group of investors in venture funds and aims to help entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, LPs, and other stakeholders develop a greater understanding of the technology startup ecosystem.

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News & Perspectives

When Money Isn’t Enough: How to Distinguish Yourself as a VC in a Crowded Market

In 2018, U.S. venture funds invested over $130 billion in startups — crossing the $100 billion mark for the first time since the dot-com boom in 2000. In addition, U.S. venture funds themselves also raised record amounts not seen since...

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3 Things that Make a Great Limited Partner For A Venture Fund

I recently met with a new fund being formed by a group of talented operators. After an hour discussing their strategy, the team mentioned that I had asked insightful questions that they previously hadn’t been asked, particularly around the team...

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Raising A Fund? 9 Questions That Help Get You To GP/LP Fit

This post serves a part two of a two part series that samir kaji and I are co-authoring to help VC’s navigate through fundraising cycles and engender better and more relevant relationships with LP’s. Samir’s first post dug into LP...

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